Microsoft has released an update for the Microsoft Office 2011 Suite for Mac, which brings the long-awaited Retina-support to the high resolution MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
Previously, users were complaining about the “fuzzy” fonts in Microsoft Office for Mac Suite, however the latest 14.2.4 update fixes this, bringing sharp retina-fonts to sooth our eyes with.
Improvements that are included in the update
The Office for Mac 2011 14.2.4 Update includes the following improvement:
- Office 2011 for Mac now supports retina rendering on Mac computers that are equipped with a retina display.
The update also brings a number of other improvements for Outlook 2011. To see the full list, check out the update KB article here.
How to download?
Users can download and install the update via the “Help“, “Check for Updates” context menu in any of the Microsoft Office 2011 Suite applications, or alternatively, manually download and apply the update below.
Note that using the above method, you may have to update to lower versions first before the 14.2.4 update will appear.
Manual Download: Download Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac 14.2.4 Update
If you are still having issues with fuzzy fonts, see the section below.
Graphics still fuzzy/not retina?
If your Microsoft 2011 Suite graphics are still not Retina, then there are two known methods to fix this:
1) Simply reboot your Mac, and re-open the Microsoft product to see if this has fixed it
2) If a reboot has still not fixed it, it is because the .plist files have been cached. In order to clear this cache, simply open up Finder, go to “Applications” in the left pane, find the “Microsoft Office 2011” folder, copy each of the Microsoft apps to your Desktop (right click, copy), and then delete the originals. Then, simply copy/drag back the Applications on your Desktop back into the “Microsoft Office 2011” folder in the “Applications” directory.
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